Content director, insurance, postonline.co.uk
Jonathan has written and commented about the insurance industry since 1998 as a reporter, news editor, editor and content director at Incisive Media.
He has appeared on television speaking about topics as diverse as the insurance implications of Michael Jackson's death to the consequences of consolidation on motor premiums; and is a past winner of the British Insurance Brokers' Association journalist of the year and Association of British Insurers general insurance trade journalist prizes.
Seven days on from Steve White dropping the biggest Biba Conference bombshell since Boris Johnson announced he was running for the Tory leadership, Jonathan Swift considers who might be among the early front runners to replace White as the trade body’s…
In the weeks leading up to the British Insurance Brokers’ Association conference, I had a number of ‘state of market’ meetings with brokers
The high-net-worth sector is playing catch up in making sure clients are not underinsured as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic pause on site visits – and policyholders are having building work done on their properties and possessions accruing more value.
The Financial Conduct Authority recommended insurance brokers interrogate property managers more to justify their commission with the publication of its latest paper on multi-occupancy buildings insurance.
Brokers should follow the lead of other professional services and not be sheepish when it comes to putting up client fees to reflect the value they add.
A Lloyd’s market re-entry is still under consideration by Aviva, according to its CEO of UK & Ireland general insurance, Adam Winslow.
Clear Group has acquired Irish commercial broker McAuliffe Barry & Collins Ltd (trading as MBC Insurance and Techinsure.ie), its first deal outside the UK, Insurance Age can reveal.
However, perhaps they were so optimistic about them being successful they were confident that the date would ultimately never come back to haunt them in the shape of unpleasant headIf the government and law makers of the time could go back to 2013, they…
On 1 April 2013 insurance brokers faced a new regulatory dawn as the baton passed from the Financial Services Authority to the Financial Conduct Authority. Insurance Age canvassed opinion throughout the market to find out views on how the first decade…
Over-50s specialist Saga has confirmed that it is in exclusive discussions with Australian insurtech Open to sell its insurance arm Acromas.
The CEO and founder of the proposed new UK regulated motor insurer Lumun has outlined the importance of brokers to its success.
Writing about insurance at the beginning of the 21st century, offshoring was very much in vogue.
Aviva’s new director of mid market, schemes & regional speciality Michael Yabantu, believes that its efforts to raise the profile of the underinsurance issue are getting through to brokers and end-customers.
The biggest threats to commercial brokers include an inability to understand new growing industries, disintermediation through embedded insurance and talent recruitment.
This month Insurance Age gauged broker views on RSA as it appears once again to be at the crossroads
The High Court judgement in the Stonegate Pub Company vs MS Amlin & Others business interruption case has been criticised by a law firm for potentially offering insurance companies an unexpected ‘windfall’ by discounting furlough payments from claims.
Unpopular as it is, the regulator still has market support. But for how long?